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Mar 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
afternoon that u.s. secretary of state john kerry will soon be on his way to the region. we're covering developments from washington to crimea, which is where nbc's bill neely starts us off tonight. bill? >> reporter: yes, russia's takeover of crimea, lester, is almost complete. they've done it without tanks, without firing a single shot. ukraine's navy is either under russian guard or gone. its army now surrounded by moscow's men. russian soldiers on the march in ukraine. this unit is taking up positions outside a ukrainian army base. the objective? to take it from troops who were once their comrades in the soviet army. but times and loyalties have changed. the russians have come prepared for a fight. behind the gate, the ukrainian troops are dressed for combat but look bewildered. and no wonder. their country has been invaded, their homeland, crimea, taken over. two armys in a tense standoff. it's been decades since we've seen as clear a russian takeover in eastern europe as this one. and so far there is no sign whatsoever that the ukrainian soldiers behind that gate are goin
Mar 4, 2014 5:30pm PST
putin hitting back at the u.s. as secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev. tonight the very latest on a very dicey stand-off. >>> trouble in the air. a record number of passengers hit hard, 80,000 flight cancellations during this winter of our discontent. tonight, as we go inside the faa command center, we'll see the decision making behind it. >>> the price you pay. a stunning new look at the cost of having a baby in america. more expensive than anywhere else in the world. and tonight why there's no rhyme or reason for it. >>> and the surprise salute. a funny thing happened during a race in california. when the runners spotted a reason to stop. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. vladimir putin says russian troops aren't occupying crimea, they are apparently merely walking the streets and driving in convoys with weapons loaded and drawn. as this very tense ukraine crisis continues, president putin today was defiant. he spoke out today for the first time since the big escalation of this crisis in ukraine. he hit back at the u.s. and to no one's surprise, he said he h
Mar 5, 2014 5:30pm PST
of state john kerry was unable to make headway in paris today, then a frightening turn of events for a u.n. representative on the ground in ukraine, who was met by live weapons, armed men and surrounded at gunpoint. he has been forced out of crimea tonight. we get our report from our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, who is back in our d.c. room after a whirlwind trip with the secretary of state to ukraine and back. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there was very little to show for high-stakes diplomacy meeting today, even as that u.n. dirment came face-to-face in crimea. a dramatic confrontation, armed pro-russian thugs threatening a u.n. mediator outside of ukraine's neighborhood headquarters in crimea. special envoy robert serry took refuge in a cafe calling for help. nbc's partner itn jays mace was there. >> he and his female assistant were very frightened, asked us to stay and keep filming while they phoned frantically to new york and kiev, local officials trying to get rescued. >> reporter: last week, serry was blocked from getting
Mar 3, 2014 5:30pm PST
meeting with his national security team before sending secretary kerry to kiev later tonight from here at andrews air force base. they are considering tough economic sanctions against russia. the question is, is vladimir putin even paying attention. russia's leader today pointedly showing off his military might, signaling he is not about to back down, despite criticism from europe, and an unprecedented 90-minute call, a tough one with president obama who repeated his warning today. >> what cannot be done is for russia with impunity, to put its soldiers on the ground and to violate basic principles that are recognized around the world. >> reporter: the president, secretary of state and vice president spent the weekend marshaling world leaders against vladimir putin. >> continuing down this path of violating the sovereignty of another country will have costs and consequences. >> reporter: the u.n. security council met today, and u.s. rhetoric was strong and pointed. >> what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention today in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop.
Feb 28, 2014 5:30pm PST
voters believe him. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> kerry kennedy, the daughter of rfk and ethel kennedy was found not guilty today on the charge of driving while drugged. she was arrested in 2012 after swerving her car into a tractor-trailer. she testified that she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her daily thyroid medication, then got behind the wheel. >>> we are back in a moment to remember a man who helped inspire one of this year's oscar favorites. >>> we want to show you this spectacular scene that occurred in nature last night in the u.k. absolutely stunning colors, pink and purple and green stretching across the night sky from south wales to scotland and then to the west to ireland. the northern lights, an extra powerful show right now because we've just experienced the most powerful solar flare so far in the year 2014. >>> in the movie "gravity," which is up for best picture at the oscars sunday night, george clooney's character flies around using a jet pack in space while calmly repairing a satellite. that's been done in real life. the man who did it,
Feb 26, 2014 5:30pm PST
. secretary of state, john kerry is issuing a strong message to putin, nonetheless. and nbc's andrea mitchell has more at the state department on that end of the story. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, vladimir putin's war games so close to ukraine prompted this stern warning from secretary of state john kerry in his interview with us. also a not so friendly caution from kerry to putin about how quickly these kinds of uprisings can catch fire. >> i think the rapidity with which it has moved should frankly be a message to russia. and mr. putin should listen carefully to ukrainians who have voiced their desire for change. so we're hoping that russian -- russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war, we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east/west, russia/united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me. >> the russian prime minister today said that the opposition and the rebellion in ukraine are extremists. >> we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity her
Mar 2, 2014 6:30pm EST
been some fast moving developments in the ukraine. john kerry will travel to kiev to meet with officials. the prime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster. russia continues on move troops into the crimean region. earlier today, kerry said vladimir putin had nothing to gain and everything to lose by staying the course. >> russia is going to lose. the russian people are going to lose. he will lose all the glow that came out of the olympics. his $60 billion extravaganza. he is not going to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8. >> late today president putin accepted a dialogue. meanwhile about 40 people were arrested there. >>> it started peacefully but ended with several arrests. a group of mostly college students participated in a march today to protest the proposed key stone oil pipeline. they marched from georgetown university all the way to the white house. police moved in and arrested a couple hundred of them who strapped themselves to the white house fence. the demonstrators are hoping to convince president obama to reject the pipeline saying it
Mar 1, 2014 4:30pm PST
warnings from the u.n.? >> and we'll have more from secretary of state kerry on "meet the press" tomorrow. and kristen to you >>> and in china, at least 28 people killed by knife-wielding as well, thank you. attackers at a train station in what is called a serious violent attack by violent separatists. we want to warn you many of the scenes are very disturbing. >> reporter: pools of blood on the sidewalk, people urgently seeking news of loved ones, this could not be verified by nbc news but appears to show the aftermath of the attack at the chinese train station. tonight it looked like a morgue. eyewitnesss report seeing approximately ten people wearing a type of uniform, their heads covered with black hoods and running through the station with knives that were 40 inches long. the chinese authorities are calling this an organized, violent, premeditated attack. one survivor said that everybody was trying to run away, the knife-wielding assailant striking at those who could not move fast enough. it is thought among the dead, five attackers shot by police, and at least one has been captured
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)